Hanford 68 Average
Hanford Livability #495 ranked city in California#13,743 ranked city in the USARanks better than 53% of areas
A+ Hanford Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Hanford Cost of Living Cost of living is 24% lower than California
1066% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Hanford cost of living
F Hanford Crime Total crime is 4% lower than California
Total crime
2,4806% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 416% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Hanford crime
F Hanford Employment Household income is 20% lower than California
Median household income
$51,2317% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,30022% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%53% higher than the US average
Hanford employment
B Hanford Housing Home value is 57% lower than California
Median home value
$174,3006% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9342% lower than the US average
Home ownership
54%14% lower than the US average
Hanford real estate or Hanford rentals
D Hanford Schools HS graduation rate is equal to California
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:138% higher than the US average
Hanford K-12 schools
C Hanford User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in Hanford
Overall user rating
64% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
52% 6 total surveys
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      Living in Hanford, CA

      Located in the state of California, Hanford is a moderately-sized city with a population of 54,912 residents. With a population density of 3,247 people per square mile, Hanford is well above the nation's average density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (76% White). Given that fact, Hanford could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Hanford are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 29% of the population also speak Spanish. Hanford could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 32 years old is below the nation’s average.

      Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Hanford could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Hanford and in the areas around Hanford is a much easier task.

      Hanford, CA receives 69 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #420 in California and #11,907 in the USA. Based on the grades for each individual category, Hanford has received high marks for amenities (A+), weather (B+) and housing (B). There is at least one category that did not score well in Hanford. The following was graded with a concerning score: crime (D-), cost of living (D), education (F) and employment (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Hanford, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Hanford has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      Hanford real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Hanford. The median home price for Hanford homes is $174,300, which is 57.4% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Hanford, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 46.9% lower than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Hanford will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Hanford, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 8.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.1%.

      Hanford transportation information

      Average one way commute20min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool15.3%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.5%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.8%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home1.4%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Hanford, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).